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The Old Shack
The Old Shack

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Straumur, Iceland
Date: Jan 31, 2009
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

Finally the sky cleared and the Aurora showed up for the first time in 3 months.

The forecast was expecting medium Aurora activity. So out I went, drove to the mountains where there was snowy foreground. The Aurora started to appear, I stopped the car but to my horror I realized I had forgotten my tripod in all the excitement of finally going out and shooting Aurora. I tried to put the camera on a stone, the hood of my car. But the results where terrible.

So I had to go home again, looking at all the beautiful Aurora out of my car window unable to capture in on my camera.

When I had the tripod again I went to the nearest location. No snowy foreground but the results where fine because the light pollution from the nearby city lit up the house and foreground a bit too. So it all ended well

I took this near Straumur Art center. Just a little down the road behind Straumur there are a few old buildings.

Place: 4 out of 454
Avg (all users): 7.0241
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 7.3704
Views since voting: 3241
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 166
Comments: 18
Favorites: 9 (view)

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02/11/2009 12:36:04 PM
Beautiful shot Örvar, congrats!
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02/10/2009 11:37:48 AM
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02/09/2009 01:40:31 PM
Congratulations on your 4th place image, it is lovely.
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02/08/2009 07:12:01 PM
Til hamingju með 4 sætið Örvar, mjög glæsileg mynd ;°)
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02/08/2009 08:41:18 AM
Congrats on the fourth place Örvar! Glæsileg mynd!
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02/08/2009 07:18:06 AM
Til hamingju með þessa fallegu mynd
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02/08/2009 06:03:26 AM
Glæsileg mynd Örvar Atli...
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02/08/2009 03:16:46 AM
I gave this shot a well deserved 10. I envy you - here in my part of Alaska the aurora has only been visible low in the sky a couple times this winter. A real let down. Your image was a very welcome sight.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2009 05:43:52 PM
This is my own personal voting scale. It's merely an huble opinion, based on whatever limited photography knowledge I have. You have all right to agree/disagree with me.

Composition(2): 1
Focus/Sharpness(2): 1
Lighting/Exposure(2): 2
Meeting Challenge(2): 2
WOW factor(2): 2
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02/05/2009 08:09:01 PM
Too bad Iceland isn't more photogenic! lol May be a ribbon winner. I love the stars!
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02/05/2009 07:25:57 PM
And there died my last hope of ribbon in this challenge. Show of :p
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02/04/2009 11:36:54 PM
Cool image, well done
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02/04/2009 03:05:30 PM
border takes away from image
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02/02/2009 11:06:01 PM
Splendid! 10
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02/01/2009 12:24:32 PM
Grand scene! Wonderful elements of interest. A few minor halos around the buildings, but not too much of a problem. 9
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02/01/2009 08:01:05 AM
Excellent, I wish we had the northern lights further south....always a winner. Nice placement of the building in the image and the counter balance of the flare at 90 degrees.
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02/01/2009 06:16:52 AM
Beautiful, but I feel the frame spoils itm 8
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02/01/2009 12:42:11 AM
Awesome view!
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